recovery continues (a little stint to Miami last weekend to relax didn't hurt...).I've gotten a lot of nice feedback from
people, thanking us for putting it all together, and I just want to particularly pass that on to all the people who volunteered,
donated, sponsored, and more.This was a
huge group effort, and I think it went off really well despite some
hick-ups.Boston got a lot of attention this year, and I predict next
year is going to be HUGE!
By the way, did you hear?
Victor Mannuelle and OrquestaGuayacan at Wonderland this Sunday!www.latinspectrum.com
Sorry.... back to where I
Just to dispel any
potential myths for those curious, financially the event was like last year a
break even proposition for SalsaBoston, which is
perfectly fine--the mission is to build the Salsa community for everyone's
benefit, and if we (I say "we" because there's many people involved
in all sorts of ways) can figure out how to pay for our time beyond that, well
great.In any case, I think we can all
sleep well by calling it a success.
I have gotten some
feedback from somewhat disappointed people, especially about Saturday night,
and I can't say I disagree with them.As
you may have heard me announce, originally I had understood from the management
that we would be able to stay open later than the usual at the Knights of Columbus Hall, but in the middle
of the night they sternly informed me that this was not the case.(Ironically, afterwards they said, next year
let's plan it that way... we can stay open to even.Puhleese.)
Anyway, we managed to
close at though unfortunately the shows went longer that
expected, and it was pretty heartbreaking to end the party that was just
starting.We certainly realize that the
open dancing was way too limited, and can only offer our apologies.Also, some of the shows were WAY too long,
much longer than I anticipated.Next
year there will be time limits imposed.But just to explain, the intent this year was to showcase the people in
and out of New England who were performing, many who are new, so it would
have been inappropriate to cut people.Of course as the event grows (next year say) and the number of
performance groups that want to dance increases, we will have to have auditions
of sorts.Also, there was some question
about the repeat performance on account of a music skip, and all I can say about
that is that it was done out of courtesy to the group since re-performances are
granted sometimes at similar events.Bottom line, there's a difficult balance to maintain in this
Friday was the best!We'll use that as
the model.Plus, next year we'll try to
get someone like Niche on a Satuday and bring down
CLAIM YOUR RAFFLE PRIZES!
Here are the
and many thanks to the prize donors.Proceeds go to Burju's student dance groups.
more next week.We will be having a volunteer post-party TBA,
and we'd like to invite anyone who would like to be involved next year as well.
Send email to email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org. I
have already gotten requests from several people.Thank you all.
Wed. Salsa Nights at Sophia's
2nd Anniversary Party!
Wed. Nov. 27, 2002
(Thanksgiving Holiday the next day)
We're not sure it's
actually our 2nd anniversary exactly, but CLOSE ENOUGH!We're claiming it as our anniversary date in
any case, seems like a good one.We
started in November, 2000.
special party with DJ Hernan, and featuring performances with Salsa Y Control
as well, plus munchies, cake, and a few other goodies.
Remember, it's a Holiday!See you there.
Salsa Night at Sophia's
"Boston's original all Salsa, 'by Salseros
for Salseros' hotspot!"
Boylston St., Boston (near Kenmore Sq. and FenwayPark)
1st Thursday: DJ Antonio
Ortiz (and Halloween! Oct. 31st)
2nd Thursday: DJ Nik
3rd Thursday: DJ Jose
4th Thursday: DJ Rubio
Ryles ¡TemporadaLatina! is OPEN ON NEW YEAR'S EVE!
Please join DJ Latino (Antonio Ortiz) on New Year's Eve at Ryles
for a wonderful salsa party. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and champagne toast!
Five hours of dancing: ! $25.00. Tickets on sale
Ryles ¡TemporadaLatina! is CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING
but OPEN ON NEW YEAR'S EVE! Please join DJ Latino (Antonio Ortiz) on New Year's
Eve at Ryles for a wonderful salsa party.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and champagne toast! Five hours of dancing: ! $25.00. Tickets on sale
- Friday Nov 29th with Alexander and his Orquestra
Burn the turkey, gravy,
and pumpkin pie calories dancing with a great orchestra, and great music!
Alexander Faria is one of the most sough-after Latin music singers in
the region. He has performed extensively in the area, as well as
internationally as a member of some of Venezuelas top orchestras. Embarking in his solo career,
Alexander and his Orchestra have obtained critical acclaim and are performing
extensively throughout the region.
- Salsa, Merengue & Bachata Lesson by
Hips On Fire
music and DJ music
Food and Bar available
Shuttle parking also
Jorge Hernandez Cultural
85 West Newton,
South End, Boston
Coming Up - Dec 13th
Boston New Latino Band "Curubande" debut!
& CHA/CHA CLASSES WITH HEDWIGE!!! Noche Latina
every Sunday night brings you the hottest steps from beginners to advanced and
everything in between.Learn both Salsa and Cha/Cha in
one hour!! Beginners Class: Intermediate Class: Advanced Class: Classes are only $12 per hour or check out our great group, private and
semi-private packages!! Classes are held at Club Choices, 381 Somerville Ave in Somerville. Call for more info: (617)391-3605 or E-mail us email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
*** New SALSA/Mambo Workshops Start Tuesday
December 3!!! ***
**Salsa Turns "Skill Builder"
Get the ingredients to
take your dancing to the next level.You
will learn turn pattern components like the "Copa",
"Hammerlock", "Around the World", "Cross Check",
how to create your own combinations.Emphasis will be on DETAILED Leading and Following Techniques.This Advanced Beginner/Early Intermediate
Workshop will help you build confidence on the dance floor.
-------Tuesdays, , 3 weeks.$60 per person.
**Salsa/Mambo Shines Workshop **
Tired of just doing the
Basic?Learn HOT footwork patterns /
Open Shines!Shines from a variety of
styles like New
York and L.A. will separate you from the rest.You will also learn to add footwork styling
to your partnering.Build a collection
of shines in this jam-packed, MULTI-LEVEL workshop!
-------Tuesdays, , 3 weeks.$40 per person.
SPECIAL PRICE:Register for BOTH workshops for only $90 per
**Mambo "On Power 2" - The Razz-M-Tazz Workshop **
Learn New York Style
Salsa/Mambo the Razz-M-Tazz way!Modern Salsa Turns to Traditional Mambo
Timing!Beside turn patterns, this
workshop will cover HOT shines/open footwork.Using Traditional Mambo timing instead of Modern Mambo, "Power
2" allows "On1" dancers to easily
transfer all their moves and dance "On2"!
-------The schedule is TBA ... but may be on
Tuesdays, , 3 weeks.$40 per person.
------- IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS
WORKSHOP, please e-mail us at RMTworkshop@SALSAlort.com .We will schedule this one based on your
WHEN:These special workshops will run for
3-weeks.Classes will meet Tuesdays
December 3, 10, and 17.
WHERE:Classes are held at 42 Brattle Street, Cambridge, in Harvard Square.
To REGISTER and for more
information e-mail us at SALSAlort@juno.com or call us at 508-792-0263.
*** AUDITIONS, AUDITIONS, AUDITIONS ***
Auditions for new
SALSAlort Company Members will be held the end of January 2003! We are looking
for Intermediate Salsa and/or Mambo dancers looking to perform, teach, etc. More info to come.If
interested and would like to receive info on the auditions send us an e-mail to
hellosalseros and salsersa new salsa classes beginners and advance starting thursdaysdec 5, from to
also and saturday mornings from
to all classes are for 8
weeks for more info 617-524-0457 que viva la salsa!